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Tonight at 8:30 on ESPN the Alabama Crimson Tide will get their rematch against the LSU Tigers in the Allstate BCS National Championship. This matchup was almost between LSU and Oklahoma State as Alabama narrowly got enough votes to get the number two spot. Many people did not like the idea of a rematch, myself included, but that is the game we will get tonight and it should be a close one.

Looking Back

On November 5, 2011, LSU beat Alabama by a field goal in overtime. In fact, the whole game was centered around the kickers. Alabama’s kickers, Cade Foster and Jeremy Shelley, managed to miss four field goals, including a missed field goal by Cade Foster in overtime. LSU’s kicker, Drew Alleman, was perfect on the night, going three for three including the game winning kick in OT...

With the recent success that Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos have had since Tebow took over as the starting quarterback eight weeks ago (he has gone 7-1 as a starter after people in the media said he couldn’t play in the NFL), several questions have arisen among believers as well as non-believers. They are: Is God showing favor on Tim Tebow or the Broncos? And does God care about the outcomes of sporting events, and in particular NFL games, or does He choose one team over the other? This topic has multiple levels of discussion, but below are a few. However, before we tackle (no pun intended) these topics, let’s remember this: We let God’s Word form our opinion and our theology. We don’t find Scripture to support our opinion or our view just because we believe it (which, in essence, would be man-made theology)...

After a nice break to get rejuvenated for 2012, Sports Spectrum Magazine's podcast, SPORTS YAPP, returns… SPORTS YAPP Podcast #19 Today on the Show: -What team is Bryce convinced will win this weekend in the NFL playoffs? -Has Bryce given up on Tebow and the Broncos? -The guys yapp about the college bowl games and hear what happened during the Rose Bowl to Bryce. -Find out what two NFL rookies Bryce has a personal interest rooting for after a Christmas gift he received. SPORTS YAPP Podcast #19 Listen on Stitcher Radio If you haven't started listening to SPORTS YAPP yet, watch our commercial below for a little taste...

Picks: Atlanta wins on the road against the New York Giants because their offense will play a little bit better down the stretch. Denver upsets Pittsburgh because the Broncos are dealing with fewer injuries, and they are playing with less pressure to win.

Now that bowl season is winding down, college sports fans will soon have their attention fully on college basketball. The season is beyond most of the non-conference schedule and tournaments and teams will get into the grind of conference play. I have had the opportunity to see a few good teams play in person. I have season tickets to the local college team in Charlotte, the Charlotte 49ers, and I’ve seen Davidson and Miami in person. I also had a chance to see the Ohio State Buckeyes play at South Carolina...

Jen Floyd Engel of foxsports.com writes that John Fox should have faith in Tim Tebow. She even starts the article out with a quote from C.S. Lewis. Engel says that Fox's play calling was so conservative in the Broncos loss to Kansas City, it showed that Fox has zero faith in Tim Tebow. In order for Denver to have a chance against the Steelers this weekend, Fox must show faith in Tebow.

In what ESPN and other press members deemed "Black Monday" (at least they didn't call it Fire-gate or something like that) two NFL coaches got the pink slip and one father and son dynamic duo were booted off of the ranch on Monday. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo and along with GM Billy Devaney were fired from the St. Louis Rams (2-14) and Raheem Morris was fired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) after ending the season on a ten-game losing streak, who just one year ago coached the team to a 10 win season. In Indianapolis, a 14-year run ended for Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian. Bill and his son, Chris Polian, Vice President and General Manager, were let go by Colts owner Jim Irsay, who declared that it was time for a new direction in Indy.

Tim Tebow responded to Jake Plummer's comments on his faith on ESPN's popular show First Take. Tebow: "I respect Jake's opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner. But I feel like anytime I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he is due for it." Here's what Plummer said the day before on a sports talk radio show: "I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, then I think I'll like him a little better. I don't hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff."

He went north. I went south. Walking across the floor at the iconic Hinkle Fieldhouse, the sun beaming through those trademark fieldhouse windows, it hit me that never had I been this inspired after an interview. I’d been inspired a lot, but this interview was special...

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